Zoom

Zoom 5.12

Free
Simplify video conferencing and messaging across any device

The Zoom platform does not need an introduction, since it has been used intensively during the current health emergency, and almost all of us have used it at any moment.
To start using Zoom, you only need to download the client. Even if you don't have an account, you can get an invitation to a virtual meeting. In this case, you will be directed to download the client in case you don't have it. Nevertheless, if you get an account you can organize meetings and invite other people.

Once you have joined a meeting, you can use all the client's functionalities. For example, you can turn on/off your camera and microphone, send a message via a chat, raise your hand to ask a question, use emoticons to show your reactions, and so on.

The latest version has the possibility of installing apps into the client, and some of them are very useful. For example, there are apps for taking notes, creating business cards, and carrying out icebreaker activities for meetings. There are also apps used just for fun, such as trivia, solitaire, and other games.

One of its greatest advantages is that its interface is extremely easy to use. Everything you need is on the screen and the functions are very intuitive, and that is why it is used even by young kids.

There are many ways to use Zoom, and the possibilities are almost endless. A disadvantage is that the free version limits the length of the meetings to 30-40 minutes, although this is not a problem with the client itself, but with Zoom's payment plans.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary

Pros

  • The host can control the participation of the guests
  • Guests can raise hands, turn on/off their camera and microphone, and participate via chat
  • Guests can choose who can see their messages

Cons

  • The free version limits the length of the meetings
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